IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys signed Brooks Bollinger today to be their third-string quarterback.
He gives the Cowboys the third-string quarterback they lacked
all last season.
Bollinger was out of work since Minnesota cut him during the
final cuts of this preseason. Bollinger has played 19 games over
the last four seasons, two with the New York Jets and the last two
with the Vikings. The first one of those he was the backup to Brad
Johnson, who's now Dallas' second-stringer.
Bollinger was only 6-of-18 for 62 yards against Dallas in the
preseason finale, but after reviewing the film the Cowboys saw
enough things they liked.
The 28-year-old quarterback is 201-of-343 for 2,155 yards with
eight touchdowns and eight interceptions over his career. His
passer rating is 75.2.
To make room for him, Dallas waived receiver Mike Jefferson,
who'd only been promoted from the practice squad on Saturday. With
Jefferson expected to clear waivers and return to the practice
squad, the Cowboys opened a spot for him by releasing quarterback
Richard Bartel. Bartel was on the practice squad last season, but
Bollinger's arrival made him expendable.